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jtbigtoad

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Does Anyone Want to Know How to Get the Latest Version of Their Book?? :)
Posted: Mar 18, 2012 11:54 AM
 
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I am putting this in the general questions forum because I think more people will see it here!
Often when publishing a book, there will be the need for a change in the Bookfile.

If you are typical, the first thing you did when your book went LIVE was to purchase a copy, then you discovered (To your horror) that it contained errors!

Well Murphy is alive and well! So there!

You make all the corrections and then re publish.

When the book goes live You cannot re purchase it because you are limited to 1 purchase of your book!

You can always download your sample (again) and if you were clever (Hint, Hint, Hint!) you put a bit of code in the front part of your book indicating which version of the book file is being distributed (the downloadable Sample is Taken form the most current Bookfile)

But you still do not have the latest version!

Now You have two options!

You can contact KDP support and request that the content be "Pushed" into your archive:

When we send you updated content (push), it is free of charge and the updated content will overwrite the current version of the content you have on your device or reading application.

kdp-support@amazon.com <kdp-support@amazon.com>

Of course, you do have to wait for the KDP Support to react to the request and if you are agonizinf about something that is a major concern you just have to wait and hope!

If you are in a Big Fat Hurry,

You can go to your Manage My Kindle Page and delete the Book from your kindle Library.

IMMEDIATELY after the deletion You can go to the book's kindle page and Re purchase it even though there is a banner warning you that you have already purchased it!

Usually if you try to re purchase, you will get an error that says you already have, but REMOVING the Book form your Library via the Manage my kindle page resets the purchase status (but not the banner).

Obviously, you have to take the Money Hit of the repurchase price but you get the royalty back and it boosts the sales figures a bit :)

So there you have it!

what do you think!

JT

;)

Edited by: jtbigtoad on Oct 25, 2012 12:45 PM
fixed the bold marks

c_har2u

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Re: Does Anyone Want to Know How to Get the Latest Version of Their Book?? :)
Posted: Mar 18, 2012 12:08 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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Good advice. I find it frustrating to see how the new file looks beyond the preview. I guess those safeguards against buying one's book over and over keeps some people from gaming the system.
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Posted: Mar 18, 2012 3:35 PM   in response to: c_har2u in response to: c_har2u
 
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It used to be soooooo frustrating to not be able to get the "Latest" version of your book!

You used to have to

1 remove the book from your devices

2 delete it from your libarry

3 delete the transaction record from your account

4 wait a week

5 then purchase the book again!

Of course the KDP would always "Push the latest version to your archive, but that took 3-4 emails and the enevatable wait between.

It is always better to Preview Preview Preview, but it really doesn't matter there will still be glitches!

I see them all the time in mainstream published books!

(then why can't I see them in my own books?????)

JT

;)

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Posted: Mar 18, 2012 4:51 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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[b]"IMMEDIATELY after the deletion You can go to the book's kindle page and Re purchase it even though there is a banner warning you that you have already purchased it!

Usually if you try to re purchase, you will get an error that says you already have, but REMOVING the Book form your Library via the Manage my kindle page resets the purchase status (but not the banner)."[/b]

Aha! I had removed it, but it still shows the "you purchased this book on x date" on the top of the product page. Couldn't figure out why and what to do about it and I rarely dial Amazon for any reason.

Thank you for the valuable info! ;)
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Posted: Mar 18, 2012 5:18 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
 
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I just did a test....

I tried to purchase a book already purchased

and it gave me the "You already purcased this book page"

then I went to my "Manage my klindle page" and removed the book from my library.

then I went immediately back to my book page and did a re-purchase

[B]
EVEN THOUGH THE BANNER WAS STILL THERE [/B]

And I got the Thankyou for your purchase....

I went back to the manage my kindle page (Ok i refreshed it) and there was the new purchase as of today!

BOOM!

Here's a hint... He's selling Ice and they're Esk....

NO ONE NEEDS A HINT!

JT

;)
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Posted: Mar 19, 2012 5:45 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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I know bumping up stuff is bad, but this question has been comming up a lot lately and I wanted everyone to get a chance to see it!

JT

;)
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Posted: Mar 22, 2012 3:49 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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[b]Getting the latest version of your book onto your Kindle[/b]

If you do not want to Pony up the $$ for the latest copy of your book, or wait on the KDP support, you can also use the Kindle Personal document service to quickly get a complete copy onto your Kindle (real Kindle)

First it will depend on whatr kindl of file you uploaded to the KDP Bookshelf.

If you uploaded a straight Word.doc, You can simply eMail that as a attachment to the (YOUR KINDLE)@Kindle.com and it will appear on your Kindle in about 2-5 minutes (if your WIFI/Wireless is on!

If you uploaded a PRC or MOBI file, you can do the same thing.

The trick is if you uploaded a zipped Word.htm file to the KDP, you will need to take the same zipped file and put it into a second folder and zip it a second time creating a “Double.
Zipped” or Zip/Zip folder

This is what you attach to the email address…..

The email address can be found in the settings menu of your Kindle’s Home page.

If you would rather have the file more “Portable”, you can email it to the (YourKindle)@FREE.Kindle.Com, and the file will Bounce back to your email inbox in about 2-5 minutes.

The sending address must be a registered address with Amazon. Your “Official” Amazon email address is automatically registered, and you can add more in the Manage My Kindle page at Amazon.

This file will come back as an AZW file just like a Kindle book.

If you want to read it on the Kindle for PC/Mac app, you will now have to put the file in the My Kindle Content file in your “My Documents” section of your computer. Then activate the Kindle for PC program and look the book up in the library!

Older versions would open the downloaded AZW file as Kindle Content with a double click and if your version of the Kindle for (PC) still does this, count yourself lucky!

JT

;)
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Posted: Mar 22, 2012 4:08 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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If you want to read it on the Kindle for PC/Mac app,
you will now have to put the file in the My Kindle
Content file in your “My Documents” section of your
computer. Then activate the Kindle for PC program and
look the book up in the library!

Older versions would open the downloaded AZW file as
Kindle Content with a double click and if your
version of the Kindle for (PC) still does this, count
yourself lucky!


well that is where I am at present - I went BACK to an old version of KFC to get the double click feature.

However the downside is it no longer recognises books I have BOUGHT so if you say you can simply copy/paste to Kindle Content then I will go back to latest version and hope all comes good again.

the point is none of my customers will be able to jump through hoops to do that with azw file I send them to proof, so I guess I will now send the html to them which is fine as far as finding EDIT type bloopers.
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Posted: Mar 22, 2012 4:21 PM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
 
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I have 2 computers with the KFPC program on them

1 with the older version and this one has the newer one

this computer does not open files with a double click but will showthe purchased books wih ease....

the othe one will still show purchased books AND the kindle content with the double clickanywhere in the computer!

JT

;)
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Posted: May 18, 2012 4:23 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Note the latest update of the KINDLE for PC 1.9.3 Will open MOBI files and other personal documents as well as Kindle books with a double click!

JT

;)
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Posted: Jul 3, 2012 7:16 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Thanks! This is stupendous. I'm going to copy and file this post. Kindle Direct has awesome customer service!
jtbigtoad

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Posted: Jul 4, 2012 1:02 PM   in response to: rangewriter in response to: rangewriter
 
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I had a frightful scare with the Personal Document service

I had sent a MOBI file that I had just created using Calibre and it came back with all of the Images with the Dreaded CAM! error (In Living Color!)

I finally tracked the problem dow to clicking the wrongf file to upload and attach to my email!

I had attached the Word.htm file naot the MOBIE one!

:) that was a relief!

JT

;)
Donna Kelly

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Posted: Mar 22, 2013 9:31 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Thanks mon.
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